UNLF slams manipulation of media
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, February 24 2013 :
United National Liberation Front (UNLF) has asserted that the Government of India has been trying desperately every possible way to undermine its Chairman Sanayaima and 14 other cadres including two Central Committee members to negotiating terms like the other insurgent groups of the region, which it could ensnare in its 'peace talk trap' and this shows that India Government is at a loss at the rock solid firmness with which UNLF Chairman and the cadres' stand for sovereignty and independence of Manipur.
In a statement, Senior Publicity Officer of the outfit Kh Yoiheiba said that this time Indian Govt is intentionally and cunningly doing media manipulation to mislead the general public.
"The story reported on dated 20 Feb '13, on some Guwahati based TV channels DY- 365, NETV, etc.
and an Assamese daily "Asomia Protidin" that UNLF Chairman Sana Yaima @ Meghen has begun "peace talks" with representatives of India Govt through Video Conference from Dispur is totally baseless, mischievous and misleading.
Actually, our Chairman and fourteen other cadres were taken to the Video Conference Studio located at the Secretariat complex at Dispur as the NIA produced two protected witnesses in a court in Delhi citing security reasons.
The statements of the witnesses were taken through video conference", Yoiheiba explained, adding that all these NIA courts are stage managed by Indian Govt.
Yoiheiba went on to point out that UNLF has declared time and again that its Chairman and cadres are all freedom fighters; and cannot be tried under any Indian law court, as UNLF is fighting to regain the right to National self determination of the Manipuri peoples which India treacherously usurped.
Therefore, those TV Channels & newspapers which wrongly informed the public, besides creating confusion among the people of Manipur should make an apology in the larger interest of the media fraternity, Yoiheiba demanded.